Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Etsy Around the World: United Kingdom

From the Shetland Islands to London, Etsy's blog highlights the UK's diverse community of makers.

And on the way, they stopped by...

For Edinburgh-based Lois Sturgeon of 13Threads, it is proximity to the world’s largest arts festival that fires up her creative imagination — but the breathtaking views from her workspace windows don’t hurt, either. In fact, she designs, cuts, and stitches all her handmade clothing — kimono-style dresses made from Liberty of London fabric, tweed wool and mohair wrap jackets, wide-legged denim culottes — in a room at home that overlooks the Edinburgh castle. The one-off nature of her pieces makes each one a wearable work of art, especially since they are inspired by elements of traditional dress and historic costumes. In her line, old-fashioned flourishes find a new — and eager — audience. “After many years of making and wearing my own clothes and being stopped and asked by strangers where they could purchase them, 13threads was born,” Sturgeon says. - Etsy Blog


  1. Finally, the attention you so deserve. I'm always inspired by your attention to detail and modern uptake on impeccably tailored creations.

  2. Wow, nice article Lois! I hope it will inspire many people to go look at your shop.



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